Micropolitics of Noise. A Sound Art Performance

Micropolitics of Noise

A Long Durational Interactive Sound Art Performance. 324 hours / 7 weeks / 8 hours a day

Commissioned and Curated by Neon.gr & The Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI)

The acoustic ecology and the soundscape of modernity meets the human body. A performance-experiment that embodies the micropolitics and social affects of sound. The social, physical and psychological affects of sound as a form of violence remind us that conscious emotion is unnecessary in producing fear responses.

Lambros Pigounis creates a long durational situation in which his body is exposed to subsonic vibrational forces, triggered by the presence of people around him. Left in a state of fragmented threat for seven weeks, the body unconsciously experiences three kinds of fear-induced reactions: fight – flight – freeze.


The performance Micropolitics of Noise is not suitable for people with medical implants (such as retinal implants, pacemakers, defibrillators, and artificial joints), and pregnant women.

Operation Team

Lambros Pigounis      : Concept, design, performance

Sotiris Psaras             : Acoustic design, construction

Vicky Bisbiki              : Motion Tracking Design

Vasilis Gouveros        : Sound Technician

Yannis Zanos             : Software programming consultant

Manolis Anastasakos : Artistic collaborator [photo credit]

Photo Gallery

Press - Reviews

New York Times

Marina Abramovic Institute Hudson New York

Witte de With Research Museum. Centre for Contemporary Art [Rotterdam]

The Art Newspaper

The Exhibition


10/03/2016 - 24/04/2016 

Benaki Museum | Pireos 138


Tue – Thu | 12.00 – 20.00
Fri |12.00 – 22.00
Sat | 12.00 – 20.00
Sun | 10.00 – 18.00
Mon | closed

Free Entrance

Last Entrance | 45 min. before closing